The Cellist Of Sarajevo Character Analysis

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In the novel “The Cellist Of Sarajevo”, Steven Galloway illustrates the life of three very similar characters that are facing the same situation—war. Dragon one of the characters changes within the novel in a very positive way. Throughout the story he waits at the intersection to determine when it's safe to cross. Dragons morals of continuing to communicate, help others, and face the man on the hills was a conflict for him at first. But in the end, he gained the courage to do all that and and this developed his true identity. During a situation that causes an individual to lose hope; different acts of courage can cause them to restructure and maintain their morals in order to perceive who they truly are
Dragon throughout the novel avoided many of the citizens from Sarajevo, regardless if they used to be his close friends or
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In this novel not only did Dragon want to get to other side, but to finally be brave enough to face the man on the hills, and cross the street. Throughout the novel Dragon is awaiting at the intersection to find the perfect moment to cross, and when he does he walks it rather than running, and that is when “he begins to understand why he isn’t running. If he doesn’t run, then he’s alive again”(249). Dragon walking across the street while there’s snipers on watch was a sign that he no longer was going to live under a regime of fear, and that if he walks he will feel like he’s no longer allowing the men on the hill to take control. The city being under a war zone and walking while all that happens can only lead to death, but the courage Dragon had in order to do that reflects him nurturing his strong beliefs. After Dragon crossed the intersection, he passed by a man on the street and said “good afternoon” to him. Dragon changed from being anti social to the citizens, and being like the dog that he compared himself as, to coming back to actually communicating with

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